Therapists in Cincinnati, OH

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Meghan Remington Certified Divorce Coach®
CDC®
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45215
Divorce is often a time in life where you feel stuck, overwhelmed, and unable to make decisions. There are times before, during, and after the divorce where you possibly feel powerless and lost. You may feel like there are no good choices and scared of the impact each decision will have for the future. Well, you don’t have to stay in this foggy state of mind and you don’t have to travel on this journey alone.
Divorce is often a time in life where you feel stuck, overwhelmed, and unable to make decisions. There are times before, during, and after the divorce where you possibly feel powerless and lost. You may feel like there are no good choices and scared of the impact each decision will have for the future. Well, you don’t have to stay in this foggy state of mind and you don’t have to travel on this journey alone.
(513) 854-7782 View (513) 854-7782
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Kathryn Zumberg Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45209  (Online Only)
Pain is often the deepest around what matters most to us. Those that work with me often feel caught-like there is never enough time for what matters the most. Amidst busy careers and their commitment to care for others, they struggle to find time to care for themselves. They try to ignore the stress, which often leads them to feel exhausted, but they tell themselves they'll get to it later. Meanwhile, difficulties with worries, rage, sadness, sleep, and stress emerge. Sometimes old hurts that they thought were left behind resurface and they wonder how long it will be before they feel like themselves again. They feel alone.
Pain is often the deepest around what matters most to us. Those that work with me often feel caught-like there is never enough time for what matters the most. Amidst busy careers and their commitment to care for others, they struggle to find time to care for themselves. They try to ignore the stress, which often leads them to feel exhausted, but they tell themselves they'll get to it later. Meanwhile, difficulties with worries, rage, sadness, sleep, and stress emerge. Sometimes old hurts that they thought were left behind resurface and they wonder how long it will be before they feel like themselves again. They feel alone.
(513) 647-6257 View (513) 647-6257
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Heather Lynn Coulson Counseling
Counselor, LPCC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45212
I believe in a holistic approach, meaning that mental, emotional and physical health should be addressed in order to help an individual heal. I am solution focused, and believe my role is to help assist you in working through the issues that will allow you to becoming healthier and happier, achieving a fulfilling life that has purpose and meaning. I am extremely passionate about people and relationships. I have been working as a therapist since 2007, when I completed my graduate degree. My undergraduate degree was obtained in 1997 from San Diego State University in Health Education.
I believe in a holistic approach, meaning that mental, emotional and physical health should be addressed in order to help an individual heal. I am solution focused, and believe my role is to help assist you in working through the issues that will allow you to becoming healthier and happier, achieving a fulfilling life that has purpose and meaning. I am extremely passionate about people and relationships. I have been working as a therapist since 2007, when I completed my graduate degree. My undergraduate degree was obtained in 1997 from San Diego State University in Health Education.
(435) 580-8103 View (435) 580-8103
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Sage Maniates
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45220
I specialize in helping LGBTQ+ people heal from the impacts of trauma. Using EMDR and other trauma and attachment focused techniques, I work with clients who's experiences of sexual or relationship trauma, difficult family relationships, marginalization, and more, have shaped how they see themselves and the world. As a queer, non-binary, trans person, I offer an environment where you don't have to "explain" your queerness, nor choose between a queer therapist and a trauma-focused one. My approach is social justice oriented, and based in the power of authenticity, acceptance, and attachment.
I specialize in helping LGBTQ+ people heal from the impacts of trauma. Using EMDR and other trauma and attachment focused techniques, I work with clients who's experiences of sexual or relationship trauma, difficult family relationships, marginalization, and more, have shaped how they see themselves and the world. As a queer, non-binary, trans person, I offer an environment where you don't have to "explain" your queerness, nor choose between a queer therapist and a trauma-focused one. My approach is social justice oriented, and based in the power of authenticity, acceptance, and attachment.
(513) 935-3323 View (513) 935-3323
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Sophia Carey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45208
I love working with a wide array of populations- children 5 and older, teenagers, young adults, and Mothers working through trauma-related issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem/self-worth, grief, relationship issues, perinatal and postpartum depression, gender dysphoria, and general difficult life adjustment issues.
I love working with a wide array of populations- children 5 and older, teenagers, young adults, and Mothers working through trauma-related issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem/self-worth, grief, relationship issues, perinatal and postpartum depression, gender dysphoria, and general difficult life adjustment issues.
(513) 434-6982 View (513) 434-6982
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Macey Hawout
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Are you a young adult woman experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, and even trauma? Self-discovery and creating/finding identity are goals I work best with. In my most recent job, I have found that domestic violence survivors and women who experience issues specific to being a woman have piqued my interest. As a therapist, the most rewarding thing is to guide women toward embracing themselves for who they are, heal past wounds, and empower them to live fully and authentically. I believe I have been given a purpose in this world to serve others, and that's what I was created to do.
Are you a young adult woman experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, and even trauma? Self-discovery and creating/finding identity are goals I work best with. In my most recent job, I have found that domestic violence survivors and women who experience issues specific to being a woman have piqued my interest. As a therapist, the most rewarding thing is to guide women toward embracing themselves for who they are, heal past wounds, and empower them to live fully and authentically. I believe I have been given a purpose in this world to serve others, and that's what I was created to do.
(513) 951-7669 View (513) 951-7669
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Jennifer Krentscher
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45255
I utilize a solution focused based therapy technique that will help you identify strengths within yourself to overcome your current difficulties. I will collaborate with you to formulate and work towards goals that you have for your life. I also utilize motivational interviewing techniques to engage your intrinsic motivation in order to change behavior. I see clients for a variety of different needs including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief and anger management. I enjoying working with all ages from children to adults.
I utilize a solution focused based therapy technique that will help you identify strengths within yourself to overcome your current difficulties. I will collaborate with you to formulate and work towards goals that you have for your life. I also utilize motivational interviewing techniques to engage your intrinsic motivation in order to change behavior. I see clients for a variety of different needs including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief and anger management. I enjoying working with all ages from children to adults.
(513) 275-1240 View (513) 275-1240
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Katie Kramer
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45227
What challenges do you face? Everyone has strengths and encounters their own challenges. My passion is to work with adults and children struggling with relationships, behavior, inattention, life transitions, and more. I believe that working with parents is crucial to unite your home and create a healthy space for you and your family. I focus on strengths, build up self-esteem, and validate your emotions in order to successfully resolve the conflict you may be feeling and expressing. We can express our emotions in a multitude of ways. Allow me to help explore what those are.
What challenges do you face? Everyone has strengths and encounters their own challenges. My passion is to work with adults and children struggling with relationships, behavior, inattention, life transitions, and more. I believe that working with parents is crucial to unite your home and create a healthy space for you and your family. I focus on strengths, build up self-esteem, and validate your emotions in order to successfully resolve the conflict you may be feeling and expressing. We can express our emotions in a multitude of ways. Allow me to help explore what those are.
(513) 613-4824 View (513) 613-4824
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Lauren Luna
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45242
My role is to be someone who will listen, be present, and help you navigate the rocky road forward. I work to provide a safe and judgment-free space so that you can connect with who you are, what you want for yourself, and your unique ability to grow and heal. We all face challenging territory at one time or another. We may find ourselves afraid, in pain, or just numb. I work with individuals ages 9 and up experiencing various concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, shame, substance use, self-esteem, grief, life transitions, job and school challenges, relationship challenges, and other mood concerns.
My role is to be someone who will listen, be present, and help you navigate the rocky road forward. I work to provide a safe and judgment-free space so that you can connect with who you are, what you want for yourself, and your unique ability to grow and heal. We all face challenging territory at one time or another. We may find ourselves afraid, in pain, or just numb. I work with individuals ages 9 and up experiencing various concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, shame, substance use, self-esteem, grief, life transitions, job and school challenges, relationship challenges, and other mood concerns.
(513) 257-2409 View (513) 257-2409
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Learn2Thrive
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Learn2Thrive is a boutique mental health practice located in Cincinnati (Kenwood), OH. We provide therapy, life coaching, and consultation to individuals, couples, families and groups. We offer customized educational presentations and consultations to organizations and groups on a variety of mental health issues. We want to promote emotional well-being in all arenas so that individuals, families, organizations, and communities can learn to thrive.
Learn2Thrive is a boutique mental health practice located in Cincinnati (Kenwood), OH. We provide therapy, life coaching, and consultation to individuals, couples, families and groups. We offer customized educational presentations and consultations to organizations and groups on a variety of mental health issues. We want to promote emotional well-being in all arenas so that individuals, families, organizations, and communities can learn to thrive.
(513) 440-3545 View (513) 440-3545
Photo of Brenda Puckett, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Brenda Puckett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Sometimes in life we may find ourselves in a “stuck” place, repeating the same unproductive patterns and losing our joy and hope. At these times, one of the best ways to handle life’s problems is to reach out for added support. I would love to join you in your growth process to address the challenges you are experiencing and assist you in finding the ways you want to move forward. I offer you the respect and acceptance you deserve, sharing my warmth and life experience (including 10+ years living cross-culturally in Britain and Asia), without judgment. If you desire, I will incorporate faith and spiritual beliefs in your therapy.
Sometimes in life we may find ourselves in a “stuck” place, repeating the same unproductive patterns and losing our joy and hope. At these times, one of the best ways to handle life’s problems is to reach out for added support. I would love to join you in your growth process to address the challenges you are experiencing and assist you in finding the ways you want to move forward. I offer you the respect and acceptance you deserve, sharing my warmth and life experience (including 10+ years living cross-culturally in Britain and Asia), without judgment. If you desire, I will incorporate faith and spiritual beliefs in your therapy.
(513) 278-3940 View (513) 278-3940
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Maneesha Verma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Maneesha Verma, LISW Maneesha Verma is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Master of Social Work. Maneesha believes in having respect for the dignity, rights and worth of individuals as they realize their potential to become fulfilled, contributing members of the community. In her spare time, Maneesha enjoys traveling, taking care of her plants and animals, spending time in nature, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Maneesha Verma, LISW Maneesha Verma is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Master of Social Work. Maneesha believes in having respect for the dignity, rights and worth of individuals as they realize their potential to become fulfilled, contributing members of the community. In her spare time, Maneesha enjoys traveling, taking care of her plants and animals, spending time in nature, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
(513) 805-0675 View (513) 805-0675
Photo of Tina Moran, MSW, LISW-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Tina Moran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45242
My areas of focus include treating adolescents & adults with anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. I am very passionate about helping my patients overcome guilt, shame and self-esteem issues. I incorporate a lot of DBT skills into sessions, helping patients build distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal communication skills - along with how to apply these skills to their life. I help couples work on communication, validation and empathy as a starting point to resolve their conflict. I'm a believer in the value of developing a structure, schedule and routine to help build a life worth living.
My areas of focus include treating adolescents & adults with anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. I am very passionate about helping my patients overcome guilt, shame and self-esteem issues. I incorporate a lot of DBT skills into sessions, helping patients build distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal communication skills - along with how to apply these skills to their life. I help couples work on communication, validation and empathy as a starting point to resolve their conflict. I'm a believer in the value of developing a structure, schedule and routine to help build a life worth living.
(513) 878-0767 View (513) 878-0767
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Robyn Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Are you hurting so much that you're wondering if living is really worth all this pain? It hurts so bad that it feels physical; you can feel it in your gut. You don't let those closest to you know what's going on because no one gets it; no one can help. Sometimes you feel completely out of place, like you don't belong here. Everything hurts so much and you can't stand it anymore. You keep looking for ways to take it all away. You don't deserve to hurt like this anymore. And you don't have to. It's time to take control of your emotions so your emotions stop controlling you.
Are you hurting so much that you're wondering if living is really worth all this pain? It hurts so bad that it feels physical; you can feel it in your gut. You don't let those closest to you know what's going on because no one gets it; no one can help. Sometimes you feel completely out of place, like you don't belong here. Everything hurts so much and you can't stand it anymore. You keep looking for ways to take it all away. You don't deserve to hurt like this anymore. And you don't have to. It's time to take control of your emotions so your emotions stop controlling you.
(513) 450-7532 View (513) 450-7532
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Akira Drummonds
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Welcome to a judgment free zone designed to provide space for the on-the-go busybody to slow down and make space for self-care. A space to grow, heal, and recover. Together, we can dissolve the stressful worries, address the past traumas hidden in the closet, and break free from the dark heavy feelings that hinder your daily progress. Here, the negative thought patterns, detrimental behaviors, poor habits or heavy feelings that seem just too difficult to break are slowly transformed to a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Welcome to a judgment free zone designed to provide space for the on-the-go busybody to slow down and make space for self-care. A space to grow, heal, and recover. Together, we can dissolve the stressful worries, address the past traumas hidden in the closet, and break free from the dark heavy feelings that hinder your daily progress. Here, the negative thought patterns, detrimental behaviors, poor habits or heavy feelings that seem just too difficult to break are slowly transformed to a healthier, happier lifestyle.
(513) 643-9280 View (513) 643-9280
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Becca Carelock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Hello and welcome! My name is Becca Carelock (she/her), and I am a neurodivergent, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio. I received my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Kentucky University. Leanue Bolo, MA, LPCC-S, currently supervises me. My therapeutic orientation at the core is humanistic, and I use acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and narrative therapy. I provide clients a safe, non-judgmental place to process their thoughts and feelings.
Hello and welcome! My name is Becca Carelock (she/her), and I am a neurodivergent, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio. I received my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Kentucky University. Leanue Bolo, MA, LPCC-S, currently supervises me. My therapeutic orientation at the core is humanistic, and I use acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and narrative therapy. I provide clients a safe, non-judgmental place to process their thoughts and feelings.
(513) 496-3055 View (513) 496-3055
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Tosha Habig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45227
I’m Tosha a queer, non-binary, neurodivergent, licensed social worker in Ohio. In my practice, I specialize in offering affirming, supportive therapy to LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent youth and young adults learn to accept, and eventually, love themselves for who they are. If you are working through your gender identity or sexuality, I am here to provide support on your journey! I believe having a safe space to process your feelings, struggles and thoughts is something everyone should have access to. I am here to validate you and encourage you to accept and love yourself while finding your most authentic self!
I’m Tosha a queer, non-binary, neurodivergent, licensed social worker in Ohio. In my practice, I specialize in offering affirming, supportive therapy to LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent youth and young adults learn to accept, and eventually, love themselves for who they are. If you are working through your gender identity or sexuality, I am here to provide support on your journey! I believe having a safe space to process your feelings, struggles and thoughts is something everyone should have access to. I am here to validate you and encourage you to accept and love yourself while finding your most authentic self!
(513) 654-1151 View (513) 654-1151
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Dr. Octaviana Hemmy Asamsama
Psychologist, PsyD, DrPH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45208  (Online Only)
As a clinical psychologist, I have over 15 years of experience providing evidence-based therapies for a variety of presenting concerns. I specialize in individual and couples therapy and approach therapy from a strengths-based, client-centered orientation. If you're struggling with relationship conflicts, mental health symptoms like anxiety or depression, or problematic substance use, we might be a good fit. Most importantly, I am committed to providing a warm, collaborative, and empathetic environment where you can achieve your goals and create a life worth living.
As a clinical psychologist, I have over 15 years of experience providing evidence-based therapies for a variety of presenting concerns. I specialize in individual and couples therapy and approach therapy from a strengths-based, client-centered orientation. If you're struggling with relationship conflicts, mental health symptoms like anxiety or depression, or problematic substance use, we might be a good fit. Most importantly, I am committed to providing a warm, collaborative, and empathetic environment where you can achieve your goals and create a life worth living.
(513) 666-5196 View (513) 666-5196
Barbara G Brewer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45206
I work with late adolescents, individuals and couples. Sexual and relationship issues are a major part of my practice as I am a certified sex therapist. Over the years I have helped hundreds of individuals and couples deal with issues of intimacy and sexuality. In addition, I am a forensic psychologist, meaning I conduct psychological evaluations in most of the forensic areas including child custody, personal injury, and disability. This is very satisfying, if challenging work. Psychologists make meaningful contributions to the legal arena and I have extensive experience as an expert witness.
I work with late adolescents, individuals and couples. Sexual and relationship issues are a major part of my practice as I am a certified sex therapist. Over the years I have helped hundreds of individuals and couples deal with issues of intimacy and sexuality. In addition, I am a forensic psychologist, meaning I conduct psychological evaluations in most of the forensic areas including child custody, personal injury, and disability. This is very satisfying, if challenging work. Psychologists make meaningful contributions to the legal arena and I have extensive experience as an expert witness.
(513) 280-8111 View (513) 280-8111
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Jessica Moore
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, LPC-MHS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45255
I enjoy working with people on all kinds of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, trauma-related issues, and more. I have lots of experience working with children and youth who have a trauma history as well as children and youth who have problem sexual behaviors. I also really enjoy working with families and couples who are experiencing various forms of conflict. If your goal is to try to work through these and other types of conflicts, I would love to work with you!
I enjoy working with people on all kinds of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, trauma-related issues, and more. I have lots of experience working with children and youth who have a trauma history as well as children and youth who have problem sexual behaviors. I also really enjoy working with families and couples who are experiencing various forms of conflict. If your goal is to try to work through these and other types of conflicts, I would love to work with you!
(513) 986-5332 View (513) 986-5332

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Cincinnati, OH

1,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Cincinnati, OH who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
66% Coping Skills
62% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Aetna
65% Optum

How Therapists in Cincinnati, OH see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cincinnati?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.